A legislative committee was told today that the new completion date for the Wakota Bridge has been moved up a year. The eastbound span of the bridge (it’s actually two separate bridges) should open in July 2010.
The massive project began in 2002, and has ballooned by $56 million. It was originally supposed to be finished last year.
The bridge carries I-494 across the Mississippi between Newport and South St. Paul.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.